Richard Ollarsaba

Bass-baritone

Ryan Opera Center alumnus

The Mexican-American bass-baritone who represented the USA in the 2019 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition was a member of the Ryan Opera Center for three seasons. During his tenure he appeared in productions of La traviata, Capriccio, Anna Bolena, Tosca, The Passenger, Otello, Madama Butterfly, Parsifal, and as the title role/Don Giovanni, stepping into the iconic part with a few hours’ notice. In recent seasons, Ollarsaba debuted with Opera Hong Kong in the title of role of Don Giovanni, returned to Minnesota Opera in the title role in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro, debuted with Virginia Opera in Lucia di Lammermoor as Raimondo, performed the role of Pistola in Falstaff, both in his debut with Opera Omaha and Intermountain Opera Bozeman, brought his acclaimed Escamillo in Carmen to Kentucky Opera, Annapolis Opera, and the Bar Harbor Music Festival, and returned to Wolf Trap Opera where he scored a triumph as Asdrubale in Rossini’s La pietra del paragone in addition to performances as Angelotti in Tosca and as Luciano in Musto’s Bastianello.



Bajo-barítono
Exalumno del Ryan Opera Center

El bajo-barítono mexicano-estadounidense que representó a los EE. UU. en el concurso BBC Cardiff Singer of the World de 2019 fue miembro del Ryan Opera Center durante tres temporadas. Durante su permanencia apareció en producciones de La traviata, Capriccio, Anna Bolena, Tosca, The Passenger, Otello, Madama Butterfly, Parsifal, y como protagonista/Don Giovanni, asumiendo la parte icónica con unas horas de anticipación. En las últimas temporadas, Ollarsaba debutó con Opera Hong Kong en el papel principal de Don Giovanni, volvió a la Minnesota Opera en el papel principal en Le nozze di Figaro de Mozart, debutó en Virginia Opera en Lucia di Lammermoor como Raimondo, interpretó el papel de Pistola en Falstaff, , en su debut con Opera Omaha e Intermountain Opera Bozeman, llevó su aclamado Escamillo en Carmen a la Kentucky Opera, Annapolis Opera y el Festival de Música de Bar Harbor, y volvió a la Wolf Trap Opera donde obtuvo un triunfo como Asdrubale en La pietra del paragone de Rossini, además de interpretaciones como Angelotti en Tosca y como Luciano en Bastianello de Musto.

 

Roles at Lyric: Eleven roles since 2015/16, most recently Pasión Latina (2020/21); Waiter/Der Rosenkavalier (2015/16); Cesare Angelotti/Tosca (2014/15); Second SS Officer/The Passenger (2014/15); Servant/Capriccio (2014/15); Rochefort (George Boleyn, Lord Rochford)/Anna Bolena (2014/15); Second Knight/Parsifal (2013/14); Herald/Otello (2013/14); Imperial Commissioner/Madama Butterfly (2013/14); Doctor Grenvil/La traviata (2013/14); Basilio/Family Barber (2013/14); Lyric’s 60th Anniversary Concert (2014/15).


Last updated: December 4, 2020